Cardiovascular Medicine Research
Key Insights into Heart Health and Disease
Research in BIDMC's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine includes a wide range of investigations, from basic mechanistic studies to translational research and clinical trials.
Built on a legacy of innovative discovery, BIDMC's Cardiovascular Research program is revealing key insights into heart health and disease — from the identification of predictive biomarkers to outcomes analyses that are helping to transform health care delivery for the field of cardiovascular medicine. Explore our 2023 Research Spotlight Report.
Dr. Jennifer Ho, Director of Research in Cardiovascular Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Ho joined BIDMC in 2021 and leads the research program in Cardiovascular Medicine. She is a cardiologist with a clinical focus on Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation and is also the recipient of multiple NIH grants for her research. Her investigative career is centered on cardiometabolic diseases, with a particular interest in heart failure.
Leading Edge Innovations in Cardiac Research
Basic Cardiology Research
Basic cardiovascular research aims to understand the mechanisms leading to aberrant cardiovascular development and disease, with an emphasis on stem cell research.
Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology
Researchers and physicians in the Smith Center use clinical trials and data analysis to critically assess cardiovascular care in the U.S.
Personal Genomics & Cardiometabolic Disease
Focused on the nexus between cardiac and metabolic diseases, this translational research program is a national leader in uncovering early cardiovascular risk factors.
Preventive Cardiovascular Disease
Our investigations include extensive epidemiological and research on the role of diet and lipids to cardiovascular health.
Clinical Cardiology Research
Our expansive Clinical Research program extends BIDMC's long history of clinical innovation and our contributions to major advances in cardiovascular medicine.
Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
The Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Center is a leader in the development of CMR applications to the cardiovascular system through innovative research.
The Cardio-Oncology Program is working to identify the molecular mechanisms responsible for chemotherapy-induced heart toxicity in cancer survivors.
Academic Research Organizations
BIDMC's clinical research leadership includes oversight of established academic research organizations, which provide comprehensive support services for national clinical trials.